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    Have you seen this type of construction?

    When I was living in Singapore a while back I took this picture of the pool at my apartment. Notice how it is designed so that the water level is at the surrounding deck level. The water drains to grates (red arrow) which surround the pool. You can see that the reflections at the waterline come up to that grate. It was a really cool effect. I haven't seen a pool designed like this here.

    Just wondering if you've seen this and have considered this type of construction.

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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    The lap pool at my university's gym has that. I guess so they don't lose all their water from activity?

    I guess I should have said my university in Ireland's gym.

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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    It is called a overflowpool or floodpool (at least that is what we call it here). It is a nice effect but you have to use more equipment en would loose more water during the day.

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    Funny. My parents lived in that complex for a while before moving back to Norway. Loved the huge balconies!
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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    The pool on the roof of the Market Pavilion in Charleston has that kind of edge. It's lovely.
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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    holmern, you've got to be kidding me. I would not have expected anyone on this forum to recognize the place. That complex was the Parisian, on Orchard Blvd. I lived there 3 years in the late 80's. It was a gorgeous place and loved swimming in the pool, which I did often, and as you mentioned the balconies were awesome, as well as the apartments. Since then, they've torn down the Parisian and are building a much taller building. I saw that on Google Earth and Street View. Kind of made me sad, since I have such fond memories of Singapore and the Parisian.
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    Those balconies combined with the pool made it easy to recognize We loved visiting there. Very different country and it was a little surreal to have a live in maid/cook. Hope I can go back to Singapore and Indonesia one day. For now I'm saving all the money to try and get a pool built instead
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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    On the other side of it, is there a wall? There's gotta be a skimmer somewhere...
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    The Conrad hotel in Indianapolis has that type of setup. My kids are always fascinated.
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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    Quote Originally Posted by epro05 View Post
    Just wondering if you've seen this and have considered this type of construction.
    Im currently building something similar in my new house, but more complicated in that I didnt want to see even the grates (yes Im both fussy and crazy!)
    Ive got a build thread if anyone is interested
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...Pool-Australia

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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkPad View Post
    On the other side of it, is there a wall? There's gotta be a skimmer somewhere...
    There is continuous movement of water, so the pool will allways be flooded. Water will drain in the ground returning to the pump

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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    Oh, good point, I didn't think about that.
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    Re: Have you seen this type of construction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew69 View Post
    Im currently building something similar in my new house, but more complicated in that I didnt want to see even the grates (yes Im both fussy and crazy!)
    Ive got a build thread if anyone is interested
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...Pool-Australia
    Awesome Thread. I've subscribed. Having the waterline level with the deck is such an amazing sight.
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